Chip Ingram was born in 1954 in Columbus, Ohio. Ingram began exploring religion at about age 18. He attended West Virginia University and later earned a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.In 1982 Ingram began pastoring a church near Dallas,Texas and in 1990 he became senior pastor for a church in Santa Cruz, California. In 2003 Ingram moved to Atlanta, Georgia to become president and chief executive officer of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, succeeding Bruce Wilkinson. Ingram is currently senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and is president and host of Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram, an nationally-syndicated radio ministry. In 2011, Radio World reported that 850 radio stations in the United States air Ingram's programs weekly. Ingram's written works include Spiritual Simplicity, Good to Great in God's Eyes and Overcoming Emotions that Destroy. His title, True Spirituality - Becoming a Romans 12 Christian, made The New York Times best seller list in 2013.